Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills
January 24, 2021

Supreme Court: Sacred Institution Or Political Football?

The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County announced today that it will partner with the Litchfield Historical Society to offer a ZOOM talk on the state of the US Supreme Court on January 24th at 3:00PM. Please sign up to join at registration@LitchfieldHistoricalSociety.org and the link will be sent to you.

Speaker Stephen McGrath will address President Trump’s appointments to the Supreme Court and discuss how these appointments might change the alliances on the Court, how they are likely to impact future decisions and what these appointments mean for the elderly, women, and minorities.

The New York Times has recently said, “It’s normal for institutions to face challenges from events or from politicians who try to use them for their own purposes. When institutions survive a stress test, they may come out stronger or weaker.” Where we are heading now is what McGrath will try to clarify.

Steve McGrath, retired Adjunct Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, taught courses in American history and European revolutions. Previously, he had been department head of History in the West Hartford and New Milford Public Schools. He is co-author of “The First Congregational Church of Woodbury, Connecticut: 350 Years of Faith, Fellowship, and Service.” McGrath has also published articles in The Connecticut History Review and the former Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin.

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